Board Profile

Michael T. Rust, FACHE

  • :Vice-Chairman
  • :April 01, 2020
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As president of the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), Mike Rust leads the Association’s representation and advocacy efforts in both Frankfort and Washington, D.C.  One of Mike’s accomplishments since he joined KHA, 18 years ago, was recruiting and maintaining 100 percent of Kentucky’s hospitals as members of the Association.

Prior to joining KHA, Mike was the Senior Vice President at the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) heading up the regulatory efforts of the Association and serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Association’s four, for-profit subsidiary corporations.  He was with FHA for 13 years.

Mike has hospital management experience in addition to his extensive association background working as an Administrator of a small rural hospital and Vice President of Operations for a 300-bed hospital both in West Virginia.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Health Care Administration program, Mike has a master’s degree in public health and an undergraduate degree from Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia.  A member of the American College of Health Care Executives, Mike became a fellow of that organization in 1998.  In 2001 Mike was elected to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Health Executives.